Raw vegan diet loved by celebrities may pose health risk: expert

Gwyneth Paltrow and Demi Moore may love this raw vegan diet, but is it good for you? Vegetarianism and veganism have been gaining popularity, but the latest fad has people eating only raw plant foods that can be consumed without cooking. Some even won’t eat foods that have been processed or changed from their natural … Read more

Licious launches plant-based meat range ‘UnCrave’

Licious—India’s first D2C Unicorn—is entering the plant-based meat market with the launch of UnCrave, its first portfolio brand.  The product range for the brand includes protein-rich vegetarian chick~n and mutt~n seekh kebabs, priced at Rs 349 onwards. At present, the company is also offering a single serve introductory pack at Rs 99.  The ready-to-cook products … Read more

Vegetarians depressed twice as often as meat-eaters: new study 

Eating green and feeling blue? Vegetarians experience depressive episodes twice as frequently as meat eaters, according to a new study by Brazilian researchers published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.  There’s a “positive association between the prevalence of depressive episodes and a meatless diet,” the study read. Scientists set out to investigate the potential association … Read more

How to build strong bones if you don’t eat meat

If you are thinking of switching to a plant-based diet for the sake of your health, it might not be as simple as you’d hoped. A new study has found that women on a vegetarian diet are more likely to fracture their hips. Researchers from the University of Leeds looked at 26,318 women between the … Read more

6 easy to prepare vegetarian recipes that are high in vitamin D and calcium

Vitamin D (a hormone) and calcium (a mineral) are nutrients that promote healthy bones and are essential for muscle mobility, nerve communication, absorption of phosphorous and other vitamins, immune system responses, hormonal secretion and blood vessel flow. Without adequate vitamin D or calcium, our parathyroid glands produce excessive amounts of their hormone, resulting in weakened … Read more

Best Butternut Squash Curry Recipe

PHOTO; ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLIST; TAYLOR ANN SPENCER Before we tackle anything else, let’s focus on the popular term we all know as curry, a food group that could be classified as its own with various meanings and recipes worldwide. Curry often refers to the mixture of seasonings and a stew made with vegetables, meat, … Read more